Alicia Keys plays Beethoven’s ‘Moonlight’ Sonata in heartfelt tribute to Kobe Bryant

27 Février, 2020, 10:15 | Auteur: Christine Menetries
  • Vanessa Bryant, Beyoncé, Jimmy Kimmel, and more farewell Kobe Bryant at Los Angeles memorial

"He gave me the actual notebook and the blue dress that Rachel McAdams wore in "The Notebook" movie", Vanessa shared about her husband, who died alongside their daughter, Gianna, and seven others in a helicopter crash on January 26.

Thousands of fans, celebrities and basketball stars attended Monday's ceremony at the Staples Center.

"We loved each other with our whole beings, two perfectly imperfect people making a attractive family and raising our sweet and fantastic girls", she expressed. "I have been trying to come up with something positive to take away from this", Kimmel said, adding that he landed on being grateful for "the time we had with them".

Michael Jordan broke down in tears when remembering Kobe Bryant at his funeral.

'I want my daughters to know and remember the fantastic person, husband and father he was, ' she said. "I just wanted to talk about Kobe", Jordan said.

"Here we are together on music's biggest night celebrating the artists that do it best, but to be honest with you, we're all feeling insane sadness right now because earlier today in Los Angeles, America and the whole wide world lost a hero", she said during her opening monologue. "That is what Kobe Bryant does to me".

"Kobe was the MVP of girl dads", said Vanessa.

"I said 'I'll talk to him'".

Vanessa Bryant, Beyoncé, Jimmy Kimmel, and more farewell Kobe Bryant at Los Angeles memorial

Beyonce opened the event, called a "celebration of life", by singing XO, during which she said "I'm here because I love Kobe and this was one of his favourite songs", before also performing Halo.

"Now he's got me, I'm going to have to look at another crying meme for the next -" Jordan said, tears in standing out clearly on his face.

"Rest in peace, little brother".

The big picture: Bryant played for the Los Angeles Lakers throughout his entire 20-season career and helped the city claim five championships.

"Kobe always said she was me", she continued, speaking of her daughter's firey personality. While most of the speakers in the first two hours of the memorial at Staples Center were able to get through their speeches, fellow National Basketball Association great Michael Jordan teared up nearly immediately.

"Kobe and I always maintained a deep respect and love for one another". Kobe Bryant saw the both of them being "cool parents". He knows how to get to you in a way that affects you personally.

The memorial service closed with Nat King Cole's song Unforgettable as the crowd started chanting "Kobe, Kobe".

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